TURN Gallery is pleased to present new paintings by An Hoang, opening Saturday, September 14, 2019. This is the artist's first solo exhibition in New York City.
In this new body of work, the artist explores fleeting moments of nature and its landscapes. Relying on personal experience and memory, the colorful and fluid abstractions reference the unfolding scenery of her surroundings. Hoang’s paintings suggest a felt experience, while capturing the poetic wandering of our senses.
After moving north of New York City, I’ve become immersed in nature. I am aware of the weather and the shifting seasons. My home is surrounded by trees and a garden. Down the hill, there is a lake where we take the canoe out and listen to frogs, watch the turtles sunbathe, and float under the shadows of the overhanging boughs. In the fall, the backyard is a forest of brilliant yellow. As winter approaches, the lines of the branches become more prominent. Through the trees, I watch the ever-changing skies as the light fades into night.
My paintings begin with such memories and experiences of landscapes, which in turn, become abstracted through the process of making.
An Hoang lives in Lower Hudson Valley, NY with a studio in Brooklyn, NY. Solo exhibitions include Halsey McKay Gallery, East Hampton, NY; Tracey Morgan Gallery, Asheville, NC and Livingstone Gallery, The Netherlands. Her work was featured in a 2-person exhibition at TURN Gallery, New York, NY in 2016. Recent group exhibitions include Able Baker Contemporary, Portland, ME; Susan Inglett Gallery, New York, NY; Halsey McKay Gallery, East Hampton, NY; The Willows, New York, NY and Wilder, Nashville, TN; as well as The Islip Art Museum, NY.